- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Dole Food Company Inc., Germany
Mr. Cuperlier joined Dole Europe in 1998 as Coordinator, Markets Strategy and Communication Department after spending 2 years in Argentina in order to fulfill his French civil servant requirements. In 2000, he was promoted to Manager, Responsibility Programs and Communication, Europe and Africa. In 2005, he took the position of Vice President, Director of Worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility for Dole Food Company, Inc. before being appointed, in 2010, to the position of Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for Dole Food Company, Inc.
Since February 2002, he has represented the Dole Food Company, Inc. on the Advisory Board of Social Accountability International (SAI) a New York based NGO focusing on workers' rights.
Mr. Cuperlier has an MBA from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and a Bachelor's degree in law from the Université de Cergy - Pontoise, both obtained in France. In addition, Mr. Cuperlier has a Diplom Kaufmann with a specialization in organization and social psychology from the Universität Mannheim in Germany.